pliers

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pliers

[′plī·ərz]
(design engineering)
A small instrument with two handles and two grasping jaws, usually long and roughened, working on a pivot; used for holding small objects and cutting, bending, and shaping wire.

pliers

A hand tool, pincer-like, with scissors action, usually with serrated jaws; used for gripping, holding, bending, and cutting.
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Use a locking pliers at the base of the old fill valve (inside the tank) to keep it from spinning as you remove the locknut (on the outside of the tank) with an adjustable pliers.
Just remove the old head using a long-handled adjustable pliers. Then apply thread joint sealant or Teflon thread-sealing tape to the threads (wrap the tape on clockwise - the same direction the shower head screws on).

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